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Michael Ferik

Michael Ferik
Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer
Guardian

Michael Ferik is Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial Officer of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America. In this role, he leads the financial, risk, actuarial, and internal audit functions at Guardian. This includes planning and reporting, tax, capital management, risk management, actuarial, treasury, and banking and ratings agency relationships.

Previously, Mr. Ferik led Guardian’s Individual Markets organization, which combines the products and services that Guardian provides directly to individual customers primarily through our general agency distribution channel.  These include life insurance, disability, annuities, and wealth management products and services.  In this position, he integrated the business with a deliberate focus on securing the future of agency distribution while delivering differentiated client value.

Mr. Ferik joined Guardian in April 2009 following tenure with AXA Equitable, where he held the position of Senior Vice President & Head of Life Practices. Prior to that, his past experience includes working as an associate with McKinsey and Co., as Vice President and Actuary with Manulife in Singapore, and as an actuary with Manulife in its U.S. Life division.  

Mr. Ferik is presently a board member of the Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY) and is on the board of directors for LIMRA. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1994 with a degree in actuarial science and economics. He became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1998.